Article IV, Part Third, Section 14 of the maine State Constitution

Article IV, Part Third, Section 14 of the Maine State Constitution says:

Corporations shall be formed under general laws, and shall not be created by special Acts of the Legislature, except for municipal purposes, and in cases where the objects of the corporation cannot otherwise be attained, and, however formed , they shall forever be subject of the general laws of the state ( emphasis mine)

Quote from the legislative Charter for Brunswick Landing Maine's Center for Innovation : The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is established as a body corporate and politic and a public instrumentality of the State to carry out the purposes of this article. The authority is entrusted with acquiring and managing the properties within the geographic boundaries of Brunswick Naval Air Station. [2009, c. 641,
§1 (AMD).]
1. Powers. The authority is a public municipal corporation and may:D. Exercise the power of eminent domain; [2005, c. 599, §1 (NEW).]


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

     Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Maine Constitution Rules For Posting Bond Question On Ballot !

This morning I asked the question of Mainers, if the bond question on their ballots conform with constitutional requirements, After going to vote, the answer is that none of the constitutional requirements are listed on the ballot, meaning that constitutionally even if the bonds win public approval, their enactment cannot be constitutionally ratified- But in a state where the political culture routinely dismisses the constitution and sometimes even their own statutes- will it matter?